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UN report reveals overwhelming benefits of eco-farming
by Brigid Darragh
The latest report out from the United Nations reveals farmers in developing nations can double food production in ten years’ time by simply transitioning from the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to ecological agriculture.
The report points to the success in eco-farming projects in 57 nations, where adopting natural methods for soil enrichment and protection against pests has resulted in an average of 80% in crop yield.
Olivier De Schutter is the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and author of the report, Agro-ecology and the Right to Food.
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